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Srila Prabhupada's Quote Of The Day

September 20

Five thousand years ago Krsna said, sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja: [Bg. 18.66] "You give up all other religious principles. Simply surrender unto Me." We are preaching the same thing. No change. There is no possibility of change. Then how Krsna is authority? So change means imperfect knowledge. You will find that one who is very experienced medical practitioner, he gives you a prescription, and you visit him again and again, he gives you the same prescription unless you are cured. His prescription is so nice that he doesn't change. But a nonexperienced physician, every time you go, he will change the prescription. But actually, those who are experienced, he knows "This is the disease, and ultimately this medicine will cure. So let him repeat that medicine." So our is that platform.

Lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.3.15, Los Angeles, September 20, 1972

September 19

My predecessors, Vaisnavas, they were so generous that they felt very much afflicted for the suffering of the human society. Sri Rupa Goswami tried to elevate them to real path of happiness by introducing this Govinda Ganamrta, the Nectarine of the Songs of Govinda. That will make them happy.

Letter to Tamala Krishna, 19 September, 1969


September 18

This sankirtana or street chanting must go on, it is our most important program. Lord Caitanya's movement means the sankirtana movement. You may simply take two hours for chanting sixteen rounds daily, two hours for reading congregationally, and balance of time go out for sankirtana. We must do both, reading books and distributing books, but distributing books is the main propaganda. Reading in class for two hours is sufficient and other reading can be done in spare time if one has got it, it is not that one has to be always reading. One hour a morning for Bhagavata class and one hour evening, either Bhagavad-gita or Nectar of Devotion, that is sufficient.

Letter to Bali Mardan, Pusta Krishna, 18 September, 1972

September 17

If one does not become Krsna conscious, his so-called success in this material world or failure, they have no value. Rather, if by sentiment somebody comes to Krsna consciousness and if for a few days he chants Hare Krsna mantra, their success, in future at least, guaranteed. So it is so nice thing. If you neglectfully chant, still there is success, but it will take some time. And if you chant very carefully, following the rules and regulations, then your success in this life is guaranteed. So we can make our choice, because always Krsna gives us the chance to make our choice.

Leсture on Shrimad-Bhagavatam 1.7.20-21, Vrndavana, 17 September 1976

September 16

Vinasas tasya vidyate. Na vinasa. Vinasa means annihilation. So he has no annihilation. What is annihilation? We have understood from Bhagavad-gita in the Second Chapter that soul is never annihilated. Indestructible. Now how it is said that vinasa? Vinasa means when we are in the whirlpool of this material transmigration of soul from one body to another and we do not know where we are going. Either we are going, I am going to become an elephant or I'm going to become an ant, I do not know. After leaving this body, I'm in the wilderness of different species of life. So I forget myself. I forget myself. That is called vinasa. Vinasa means that living entity is not annihilated but he does not know where I am.

Lecture on Bhagavad-gita 6.40-42, New York, 16 September, 1966


September 15

Now whatever condition it may be I advise you to take rock candy as much as possible always keep a piece in your mouth. So far as eating is concerned, take ripe papaya as much as you can, also if possible boil green papaya, this will be your diet and medicine. Besides this take sufficient rest and chant Hare Krishna; so long as we have got this material body we have to undergo these situations, if we increase our love for Krishna we shall be able to get out of this maya. People who therefore not exerting to improve Krishna Consciousness are simply wasting there valuable time and human life. Their human life is a chance to be out of the entanglements of material bodies.

Letter to Gargamuni, 15 September, 1967


September 14

If we want to control the mind, then we have to adopt these regulative principles of life. Not that we have to give up, but we have to make regulated. Vairagya. Then it will be possible to adopt. And the best thing is that engage your mind always in Krsna consciousness. We are trying to engage our students twenty-four hours either in this way or that way, this way or that way, in Krsna consciousness. That is samadhi, trance, transcendental situation. You can eat, you can enjoy, you can dance, you can see, you can work - all things for Krsna consciousness. That will automatically make you renounced order of life. But if you try to follow this yoga system which was possible in the Satya-yuga some millions of years before, and if you want to adopt that, oh, it is not possible.

Lecture on Bhagavad-gita 6.32-40, New York, September 14, 1966

September 13

I am combination of matter and spirit; so far my body is concerned, there is division. But when I come to Krsna consciousness, it is not like that. That is simply for everyone. Either he's externally a brahmana, ksatriya, vaisya, sudra, American, Indian, black, white, it doesn't matter. That is bodily. When you come to the spiritual platform, that is one. Because spirit is one... Then the business is also one - to serve Krsna; that is spiritual.

Lecture on Bhagavad-gita 2.40, London, 13 September, 1973

September 12

You have fallen in this condition because you have forgotten Krsna. Just like last night so many people came to discuss with us, but they are not interested in talking of Krsna. They are interested how their sense gratification will be disturbed by starting this temple. That is their concern. Here we have come to preach about Krsna. They did not ask anything about Krsna, "What is this philosophy? What is this Krsna's philosophy?" No. They are simply interested in their own sense gratification. That's all. How their sense gratification will be disturbed - they are concerned in that way. This is the position of the material world. Everyone is simply interested in sense gratification. That's all. There is no question of asking "What is God? What I am? What is this world?" Actually, these should be the questions of human life.

Lecture on Bhagavad-gita 2.39, London, September 12, 1973

September 11

Everyone, practically, they are not serving any boss or any master, they are serving their senses. Suppose if I am serving somebody as my boss, actually I am not serving his money..., serving his person. [If] I am serving his money. If he says, "Tomorrow you have to work free. You are getting twenty dollars a day now. Tomorrow I have no money. You will have to work free." "Ah, no, no, sir. I'm not coming because I am not serving you; I am serving your money." So actually we are serving money. Any why you are serving money? Because with the money we can satisfy our senses. Without money, we cannot satisfy our, these informidable senses. If I want to drink, if I want to enjoy such and such things, then I require money. Therefore ultimately I am serving my senses.

Lecture on Bhagavad-gita 7.2, San Francisco, September 11, 1968